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Henryk Szeryng plays concertos by Nardini, Vieuxtemps, Ravel, Schumann / Henryk Szeryng, violin (rec. 1955/57)

Album Summary

>Nardini, Pietro : Concerto for Violin & orchestra in E minor
>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Concerto for Violin no 4 in D minor, Op. 31
>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Violin in D minor
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Notes & Reviews:

Henryk Szeryng, once regarded a supreme master, has faded from memory, his fame not comparable to that of Heifetz or Oistrakh, Milstein or Menuhin, although often mentioned along with them. His performances set standards; the major record companies vied for his favor. In 1955 Szeryng played with the Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks under Hans Rosbaud. These live recordings of a Romantically-edited Nardini Concerto in E minor and Vieuxtemps' popular fourth concerto were followed in March 1957 by studio recordings of Ravel's "Tzigane" and Schumann's neglected Violin Concerto.

BBC Music Magazine, June 2015
In the mid-1950s Szerzyng was at his peak, and his tonal purity captivates throughout. He never recorded commercially the Nardini and Vieuxtemps heard here.

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
The gem here is the Schumann Violin Concerto. Szeryng and Rosbaud show a depth of understanding and sympathy for this score that I have not heard before. The adjustments Szeryng makes to his vibrato and tone color perfectly underscore the mood of each passage, and Rosbaud is superb in clarifying the work's structure. There is a feeling that all involved in this performance were deeply committed to this music and play with great care. This is by far the best performance of this work that I have heard, and it has almost convinced me of its worth. If you want a recording of Schumann's Violin Concerto, this is the one to have.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hans-Rosbaud-Studio Baden-Baden (1955-01-09&1957-03-09&1957-).



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>Nardini, Pietro : Concerto for Violin & orchestra in E minor
  • Performer: Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
  • Ensemble: SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Concerto for Violin no 4 in D minor, Op. 31
  • Performer: Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
  • Running Time: 13 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: circa 1850

>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
  • Performer: Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1924

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Violin in D minor
  • Performer: Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
  • Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
  • Running Time: 29 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1853